Zoltan Kazatsay from the European Commission’s Directorate for Energy and Transport had this to say regarding “Open Skies”:
“The European Union has one clear political goal, we want to establish an open aviation area between the United States of America and the European Union. But how to reach this specific situation and when to reach it is another issue.” The.U.S. has said it would seek to remove access restrictions on airlines from more than 60 nations. Kazatsay said, however, that the EU would “like to concentrate on the deepening of the existing agreement. We think that a broader multilateral initiative cannot replace the bilateral removal of this type of restrictions.”
Aviation expert witnesses will no doubt be called to testify before Congress regarding “Open Skies” between the United States and European Union.